Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WVU 20th in Andy Staples' Preseason Power Rankings...and is Fleetwood Mac

West Virginia is getting some preseason love from Andy Staples has placed the Mountaineers 20th in his Preseason Power Rankings. WVU is sandwiched by a few old foes; Virginia Tech(19) and Notre Dame(21). Now only if we could play them.

In true Staples' fashion, the rankings are themed. In this case, WVU is compared to Fleetwood Mac (most overrated band ever in my opinion). Staples compares the offseason drama in Morgantown to that of Mick Fleetwood and Bob Weston, amongst other things. It's actually quite dead-on. Also, check out LSU's write-up. I think that's the best one.

The Mountaineers are the Big East favorite this season, with some believing they could be a dark horse for the National Championship. Bottom-line is the pressure will be on heavy for first-year coach Dana Holgorsen.

YouTube Time: Famous Amos' First Carry

Amos Zereoue was a fine Mountaineer. Famous Amos rushed for over 4,000 yards in his three seasons at WVU, finishing with 40 touchdowns. By the time Zereoue was gone he had broken nearly every rushing record.

Strangely enough, his first carry as a Mountaineer might be his most famous. The 1996 Big East Rookie of the YEar took his first collegiate carry 69 yards to the house against rival Pittsburgh.

Zereoue would go on to play in the NFL for six years, before retiring. After football, he opened an African restaurant in New York City, and now plays club soccer.